Hometown: CW’s Revolutionary City Season Starts Monday

August 30th, 2012 by Amber Lester


Revolutionary City programs include “The Old Order Collapses,” presented Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Colonial Williamsburg will kick off a new season of the Revolutionary City, with new programming, on Labor Day.

The Revolutionary City season will run through Nov. 21. The Revolution in the Streets programming invites guests to interact with townspeople, learning more about their lives in the Colonial city and the transition from a monarchy to a republic.

In the fall season, CW’s outdoor theatrical presentations shift to the afternoons. On Mondays, guests can meet Martha Washington and Gen. Lafayette during “Revolutionary City: Building a New Nation.

On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, “Revolutionary City: The Old Order Collapses, 1775-1776” recreates the chronology of change for the people of Williamsburg, charting the shift from political debate to armed combat. The presentation begins with a dramatization of the arrival of news of the battles at Concord and Lexington.

On Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, “Revolutionary City: Building a New Nation, 1779-1781” chronicles the War for Independence in Williamsburg, including the collapse of currency.

Earlier in the day, two programs not requiring admission are presented: “Storming the Palace” at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays on Palace Green and “The War Comes Home” at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at the Courthouse.

Revolutionary City programs offered in historic sites or inside the managed access area require a CW Revolutionary City admission ticket, Annual Pass or Good Neighbor card. Outdoor presentations depend on weather.


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